GoCertify Looks Back: Our Second 10 Most Popular Articles of 2023

Let's recap some more of the awesome GoCertify articles that people loved to read in 2023.

Everybody loves a good recap, right? And sometimes articles come and go so quickly that even faithful readers miss seeing them the first time around.

So let's offer another tip of the cap to the talented writers who busily create content for us year in and year out. Today we'll go from GoCertify's 11th-most popular article of 2023, all the way down to its 20th-most popular article of 2023.

As previously described in this space, there are about 100 new articles addressing all facets of IT certification and employment that appear on GoCertify every year. So even if you read everything listed both here, in the previous installment, and in our coming part three, you'll only have digested a bit more than 25 percent of everything posted here in 2023.

Without further ado, here are the most popular GoCertify articles of 2023, from number 11 through number 20:

11) Who Invented the Computer? Seymour Cray "A devoted fan of Star Trek, Cray wanted his supercomputer to be aesthetically pleasing. Cray-1 had an unusual design. It was shaped like a six-foot high letter 'C.'  The unusual shape allowed for shorter wires to minimize signal delays between the 1,500 printed circuits modules that were housed in 12 paneled columns." (by Calvin Harper)

12) Who Invented the Computer? Dennis Ritchie and C "While previous programming languages were good, there was still a need for a high-level language that combined functionality with a broad mix of comprehensive features. The search for such a language would end with Dennis Ritchie(.)" (by Calvin Harper)

13) The Top Future-Forward IT Skills for 2023 ... and Beyond! "It may not be good news for everyone, after all, but AI and automation will continue to combine to reduce the numbers of people needed to carry out mundane, repetitive tasks." (by Ed Tittel)

14) Gigging for a Living: The Six Best Places to Look for Freelance IT Work "Gun.io is a software talent network that connects companies with vetted developers. If you are a developer with suitable experience who is looking for long-term projects, then Gun.io might suit you. They vet both freelancers and companies." (by Reena Ghosh)

15) Who Invented the Computer? Nolan Bushnell and Atari "Not only were patrons playing the game, but according to the owner, people were coming to the tavern just to play the game and even lining up before opening time. Thrilled, Bushnell immediately flew to Chicago to meet with Bally and pitch Pong as a replacement for the driving game they originally ordered." (by Calvin Harper)

16) CompTIA to Educators: 'Show Me the Money!' Is More Than a Movie Slogan "And indeed, what works in the movies also sometimes works in real life — especially as the clock winds down on stimulus funds from the COVID pandemic. It's time to take advantage of those bucks in great, creative ways before they’re gone forever." (by Ed Tittel)

17) The Many Facets of AI in IT Certification "Microsoft is using generative AI as a better, faster way to generate vetted, workable question banks items for certs. Because certs are founded on training materials, practice tests, labs, assessments, and a whole lot more, they provide a perfect body of text for AI to grind through." (by Ed Tittel)

18) Expert Opinion: How to Succeed When Taking a Certification Exam "Some exam candidates ask about practice tests, which are generally widely available. They often say that they do great on practice test and then fail the actual exam." (by Peter Manijak)

19) Cloud Security Alliance Launches Zero Trust Credential "On Nov. 16, the CSA announced this first-ever training and certificate program in the area of Zero Trust. The idea is to prepare those who work in and with cloud technologies and platforms to understand and implement proper, well-thought-out zero trust approaches(.)" (by Ed Tittel)

20) CompTIA's State of the Tech Workforce Report Packed with Engaging Information "What are the essential take-aways here? IT jobs are in higher demand, pay better, and offer more opportunities than the average for the whole workforce." (by Ed Tittel)

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